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Williams Leads Nittany Lions Past No. 22 Illinois, 38-24
Senior Co-Captain Gains 241 All-Purpose Yards and Scores 3 TD
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Senior wide receiver Derrick Williams delivered a scintillating performance to lead No. 12 Penn State to a 38-24 win over No. 22 Illinois in front of a raucous Penn State White Out throng in Beaver Stadium.
A co-captain, Williams gained a career-high 241 all-purpose yards, scoring three touchdowns - one each via a run, reception and an electrifying 94-yard kickoff return on the first play of the fourth quarter.
The Nittany Lions improved to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in Big Ten play. The Lions have won 36 of their past 45 games, good for sixth-best nationally over that span. Penn State has won 24 of its 26 games in Beaver Stadium during the 45-game span.
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